driving and praying

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to have someone you love so very much in a hospital on the opposite side of the United States than you are, it’s hard. Especially when you’ve been the one with them constantly during hospital stays.

It involves a lot of prayers. A lot of tears. A lot of phone calls. A lot of driving.

We’ve been driving all night, cross country. About thirteen hours through dark country sides, lit up cities; over bridges and over rivers and lakes and streams. We left at 7:00 last night. We have an hour left as I write this.

We watched the sun rise four states away from our home. It was a beautiful sunrise, veiled in misty fog, reminding us that our Lord’s mercies are new every morning, and great is His faithfulness.

If you think of it, pray for us. Pray for my grandfather, who is in the hospital, states away from where we live. Pray for my parents who have shared the responsibility of driving all night. Pray for my mother — it is her father who is laying in that hospital bed. Pray for my grandmother. Pray for the doctors. Pray for alert minds, clear thinking, and peaceful hearts.

Thank you, my friends!

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6 comments

  1. Kaitlyn S. says:

    Thank you all for your sweet comments. I don’t have much time to answer each one individually, but I am working on a post to update everybody — our Lord is definitely gracious to us, even when we don’t deserve it!

  2. Liberty says:

    Ya’ll are definitely in my prayers, Kaitlyn! (Whew that’s a long, anxious night!) May God’s hand work His will among you all and comfort you with the comfort in Christ Jesus. Hugs! <3

  3. Bekah says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this, Kaitlyn! Having a loved one in the hospital is so hard, I can only imagine the added stress and worry knowing that loved one is states away. I will be praying for you and your family, especially your mother.
    -Bekah

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